LOS ANGELES – August 8, 2018 – Katzkin, the global custom automotive leather manufacturer, whose all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL has taken a summer road trip nationwide to showcase its customized leather interiors, will be stopping to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in Chicago, for the National Pro Fastpitch Championship series, August 16-20, 2018. All attending fans will have an opportunity to win an all-new leather-trimmed interior for their non-luxury car, truck or SUV throughout the series, while Katzkin will additionally award a new interior to the NPF ‘Player of the Year,’ and the season’s ‘Gold Glove’ winner. The NPF championship series will be held at Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont, IL, the home of the league’s longest running affiliate team, Chicago Bandits. For more information on the series view www.profastpitch.com/championship-series.
According to Doug Johnson, director of OEM development for Katzkin, the leather interior manufacturer has been aligned with National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) since last April, beginning with the 2018 College Draft in Nashville, to broaden its consumer awareness among the tens of thousands of fans and players of NPF. “It’s a perfect partnership as we’ve played in the baseball world since 2006 when our relationship with Rawlings began as a licensee,” said Johnson. Katzkin provides baseball glove-inspired designs made from the brand’s finest Tuscany leather bearing the official Rawlings® patch embroidery, as well as additional customized interiors.
Throughout the 2018 NPF season, Katzkin has gained notoriety through social media and live-stream games and will be concluding the season with three significant interior giveaways – each valued at $2,000. Fans that participate in pre-game tailgating, as well as all ticketholders for the series, will be eligible to enter the drawing for a new Katzkin interior. The ‘fan award’ giveaway will be presented by Katzkin, on Saturday, August 18th during the game. Additional awards for ‘Player of the Year’ and the 2018 ‘Gold Glove Winner’ will be announced on the field during the weekend.
To celebrate NPF’s 15th Season, ancillary events will feature pre-game tailgating complete with food, beverages and live entertainment; a Champions dinner and reception; and some post game activities operating in conjunction with Rosemont’s Entertainment District, located within a half mile of the Championship Series venue. The pre-game tailgating, will take place each day before the gates open, creating new, fun, fan-friendly experiences for ticketholders.